I have said it over and over again that there is nothing better than seeing a live mma show. I will be taking this card in live and in person and honestly cannot wait for that cage door to close.
The main event of the evening has UFC veteran Jason "Dynamite" Dent taking on Torrance "The Tyrant" Taylor in a lightweight title match. Dent brings in a 19-7 record and is clearly the favorite to win and the more experienced guy. Taylor on the other hand is young and hungry possessing a 5-3 record.
Dent is looking to get back into the big time shows with another victory. He all around game is very solid and seems to get better every time out. He will be in for a fight tonight against Taylor who has hands of stone. Taylor has won five out of his last six fights in the NAAFS and could make a pretty big splash with a victory against Dent.
After Taylor's last win at NAAFS Rock N Rumble, he called out Dent. I'm not too sure that was a smart move. Dent is already hungry enough to prove he belongs with the top fighters in the world. Adding even more desire should have the head trainer from Griffon-Rawl Academy in Mentor ready to go. I just see Dent's experience too much for Taylor. I am ready to see what happens.
There are a number of fighters on this card I can't wait to see to fight. Sonny Marchette is one of those guys. He will be taking on a Griffon-Rawl fighter Donny Walker. This should be a great 145 pound fight. Marchette is known for his wrestling and is strong as an ox. Walker trains with Jason Dent so we know his all around game will be legit.
Stipe Miocic is a Team Strong Style fighter and is the real deal. Everyone I have talked to said this guy is the next big thing and has a bright future ahead of him in the sport. Miocic is coming off of a 1st round TKO victory and will look to improve on his 2-0 record versus Matt Lust. I look for Stepe to be 3-0 very soon after this 265 pound matchup.
Full fight card:
Main Event - NAAFS Pro Series Lightweight Title
Torrance "The Tyrant" Taylor 5-3 (Rising Dragon MMA)vs.Jason "Dynamite" Dent 19-7 (Team Griffon-Rawl)
"Cujo" Joe McCall 3-0 (Instigator Fight Team)vs.Dominic "The Punisher" Qurazzo 3-0 (Team Playland)
Sonny Marchette 1-1-1 (Independent)vs.Donny "Eagle Eye" Walker 8-5 (Team Griffon-Rawl)
Vadim Ivanov 3-2 (Strong Style Fight Team) vs Dustin "The Beast" Neace 13-8 (Damage Inc)
265 lbs - Matt Lust 4-0 (Black Dragon) vs Stipe Miocic 2-0 (Strong Style Fight Team)
145 lbs - Cody "The Wolverine" Stevens 7-1 (Wreckroom Athletics) vs"Small" Paul Martin 11-2 (Team Takedown)
155 lbs - Danny "Lil Thunder" Balon 10-3 (Team DNA) vs John "Mongoose" Myers 7-6 (Instigator Fight Team)
145 lbs - Zack "The Kid" Moomey 7-1 (Scodova's MMA) vs. Bo "The Kid" Coleman 4-2 (Team Beatdown)
205 lbs - John "The Showstopper" Hedges 3-2 (Team Warfare) vs Josh Miller 2-3 (Team AirGadfly)
170 lbs - Frank "The Tank" Carabello 4-3 (Rising Dragon Fight Team) vs Okey Lawerence 2-1 (Team DNA)
155 lbs - Kevin Rothacker 2-0 (Strong Style Fight Team) vs Charles Cooper 2-0 (Team Predator)
265 lbs - John Hawk 0-0 (Jungle Fight Team) vs Chris Pierce 0-0 (Independent - Lemont, PA)
155 lbs - Eric Rex 0-1 (Jungle Fight Team) vs Jerry "The Bear" Barrick 0-1 (Vander Fighting Systems)
This might be the most stacked card that the NAAFS has ever put on. There are five or six matches that could easily be main events. All true fans need to get to show. I wouldn't want to miss it.